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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    25%
    Good (3)
    37.5%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (3)
    37.5%
    3.01
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Northern Illinois Univers

Reviews - What employees say

3.01 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would increase the pay to above poverty levels, to start, and to adequately reflect the work that employees perform to their necessity as the cogs that run the giant machine. I would increase benefits to cover all basic costs that occur during the duration of employment (not just within the last calendar year), and to cover procedures that are necessary and above routine checkups. I would offer more preventative services (aside from routine exams) to be covered by health insurance benefits. I would upgrade plumbing and electrical services in older buildings to meet current needs. I would like to see more encouragement for cross-departmental camaraderie meetings (to increase employee quality of life), and offer holiday bonuses for all civil service and laboring positions. Anything to help offset the low-pay and low-benefit standards NIU has come to readopt and lower every year.

What I like about the company

Depending on your department, you may get a good manager, or you may not. Hours are generally set, but can be flexible, if your manager is willing/able to work with you, so you can meet outside of work needs during business hours (for making up time lost, or approving time away from work, etc.). You may have a personal work space (which can be very nice), or you may not (and have to share a common office space and/or desk). There used to be free printing for employees, but that has been taken away. There is no time-clock for punching in, and your specific work hours are recorded at your own discretion, as long as you work within the expected guidelines of 8-4:30 (with a lunch hour between 12 and 1), and do not work more than 37.5 hours/week (for fulltime). They are contracted with EcoWater to provide clean filtered drinking water, in lieu of the water fountains (which are not filtered for lead/rust/etc.). You're allowed to leave the site for your lunch hour, as you wish, as long as you're back after 1 hour. The tasks required are fairly routine and easy to accomplish.

  • 13.Sep 2016
  • Employee

No Raises

1.81
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • 15.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Culture there was definitely 'old boys club'. Women and men in same positions were not paid the same (approximately $20K to $50k more for men). In newly hired positions, men were offered more pay then females who were in same position and had been there for many years. There was much corrupt behavior going on all the time and by higher level administration.

Teamwork

Others did not like to share information and the mindset was always 'job security'


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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    25%
    Good (3)
    37.5%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (3)
    37.5%
    3.01
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Northern Illinois Univers
3.01
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